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Preview: Timberwolves Shootout

01/04/2013, 5:25pm CST
By Star Tribune

Four games featuring top high school recruits from Minnesota, three states

Apple Valley's Tyus Jones.

High school basketball fans can see some of the nation's top Division 1 recruits, including two juniors from Minnesota going head-to-head, at the Timberwolves Shootout on Saturday at Target Center

Four games: Five top teams in Minnesota and one each from Kansas, Wisconsin and Iowa.

First and last: The opening game features Anders Broman of Lakeview Christian, who recently became Minnesota's all-time leading scorer with more than 4,000 points. The last game, Apple Valley vs. Robbinsdale Cooper, matches up top junior recruits Tyus Jones and Rashad Vaughan.

Out-of-state sizzle: Onalaska is the defending Division II champion in Wisconsin. Blue Valley Northwest has been a state runnerup in Kansas for three consecutive years.

Schedule: 9 a.m. Lakeview Christian vs. Onalaska (Wis.)

11 a.m. DeLaSalle vs. Blue Valley Northwest (Kan.)

1 p.m. Roseville vs. West Des Moines Valley (Iowa)

3 p.m. Apple Valley vs. Robbinsdale Cooper

Tickets: $15, good for all four games and a free ticket to the Timberwolves game against Portland at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Prominent alums: Twenty-four players from the 16 previous years' games have gone on to NBA careers, including Minnesota's Kevin Love and all-star Josh Smith.

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